In building and maintaining this website we have tried to
ensure it is accessible and easy to use for everyone. For
- we have tested the site to ensure it is compatible with a
variety of different browsers and platforms.
- we have tested the site using a screen reader emulator (called
Fangs) which creates a textual representation of a web page similar
to how the page would be read by a modern screen reader.
- we have built the website to meet formal published web
accessibility standards to AAA level compliance, and it has been
tested using the W3C Mark-up validation service (http://validator.w3.org/).
When creating webpages we conduct the following checks:
- ensuring that navigation throughout the site works in a
- never using colour as the only way to convey important
- using a standard web font to make it easy for all to read
- in most cases, the size of the font can be adjusted according
to the users needs, using standard browser and operating system
- using 'alt' tags on images
How to increase the size of text in your
- With Internet Explorer go to View > Text Size. You can also
use Tools > Internet options > Accessibility
- With Firefox go to View > Text Size > Increase Font, or
use the keyboard shortcut by pressing Control and +.
- With Opera go to View > Preferences > Fonts then change
Minimum Font Size
- With Safari go to Safari > Preferences > Advanced then
select minimum font size to display
How to listen to this website:
Users who have their own screen reading software should find
that it works sufficiently well on this website.
If you don't have your own software, there are free services
available to download which can be used to read this website aloud
to you, under your control. Browsealoud is one such service – visit
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